Since the O. J. Simpson murder case in the mid-1990s and the many instances of DNA evidence ultimately releasing people convicted unjustly of crimes, there has been a fascination with not only "true crime" per se but many other aspects of criminal investigation--processing crime scenes, fingerprints, blood spatters, expert witnesses--and the list goes on. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Criminal Investigation is the perfect entry point for anyone who has ever been fascinated by crime, criminals, and the ways they are investigated and studied. The book has the benefit of both a terrific writer and an expert who can offer wonderful insights into criminal investigation from his many years as a professional. And because the book covers methods of investigation other than the forensic sciences, it gives a better-rounded picture of the subject than competing titles.
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Alan Axelrod has written widely in the areas of trade reference, popular history, biography, and business. He is the author or co-author of eight previous Complete Idiot's Guides® and is the co-author of Cops, Crooks, and Criminologists: A Biographical Dictionary of Law Enforcement. He has served as consultant to numerous museums and cultural institutions, television documentaries, and is historical consultant for The Discovery Channel.
Guy Antinozzi is a practicing law enforcement professional. Trained as a lawyer (J.D., Emory University), he is special investigator in the Solicitor General's Office of Dekalb County, in metro Atlanta. His office processes about 16,000 investigations every year. A veteran police officer and criminal investigator, he also teaches in the field.
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Book Description Alpha, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You know that detectives spend days-sometimes years-compiling clues in their efforts to identify perpetrators and bring them to justice. They also rely on scientific and medical experts to help them sift through the clues found at a crime scene. But you don't have to apply to join the police academy to get the inside scoop! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Criminal Investigation will show you exactly what investigators look for and how they examine their findings. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get . --The history of law enforcement-the first recorded criminal acts and how early society responded, eventually leading to the formation of the first police departments. --How the police define illegal behaviors such as homicide, robbery, assault, burglary, cyber crime, and crimes against children. --Criminal profiling-from Jack the Ripper to the Boston Strangler. --DNA-obtaining it, preserving it, and how it's used as evidence in a court of law. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028643461
Book Description Alpha, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028643461
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Book Description Alpha, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028643461